ERIC Number: EJ669906
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Publication Date: 2003
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Increasing Access to Medical Education for Students from Medically Underserved Communities: One Program's Success.
Thompson, William A.; Ferry, Pamela G.; King, Jason E.; Martinez-Wedig, Cindy; Michael, Lloyd H.
Academic Medicine, v78 n5 p454-59 May 2003
Describes the Premedical Honors College (PHC), an eight-year, BS-MD program created by Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas-Pan American to increase the number of physicians addressing underserved populations in Texas. An outcomes study comparing PHC matriculants with students of similar academic ability, ethnicity, and interest in medicine revealed that the odds of medical school matriculation were seven times higher for PHC students than for non-PHC students. (EV)
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